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the cleanup effort may cost. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the official cleanup begins at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it was supposed to start today but was delayed to get all of the equipment in place. i want to point out to you, this behind me, in the last hour, he spoke to the owners of this home and they said theirs will be the -- will be among the first tomorrow. the biggest concern is the delicate removal of toxic waste in the rubble. >> we know the material contains levels of metal, potential, asbestos, all sorts of other chemicals. the material handled is hopefully not going to become a health problem. >> reporter: as of tomorrow, the county says this burn area will be offlimits to homeowners, though several people sifted through the rubble today. >> our home is destroyed. there's probably some little things that are still inside there. >> i'm curious how they are gonna protect the houses from this constant wind that comes off the ocean that's right down the street. you know, the cleanup they have done now, are they gonna have to reclean it after that? >> report
beginning a separate investigation. ktvu maureen naylor is in san bruno with a look at what they're up against. >> reporter: julie, there are weeks of work still ahead. this property on fairmont driver was one of the first to be cleaned up. remarkably some of their most important documents survivorred because of one safety -- survived because of one safety precaution. >> reporter: carolyn gray showed us their bank statements along with their insurance documents. at their properties this afternoon, crews used an excavator to pick up the charred rem remnants of what was once the gray's home. >> almost a sense of closure. it's really over. i thought it would be more emotional to see it all disappear and it wasn't. >> reporter: the degree is being wrapped in plastic and taken to the hayward landfill. another priority is removing this melted jungle gym. >> i'm hoping that what we do for them taking them off of their mind so they can come back in a few weeks and see a property that has been cleaned up will help them in their recovery process. >> we're happy to be in a rental house and
. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the palo alto fire department wants to become equip with this fire detector saying it can better help save lives. >> we would probably save about a thousand lives a year. >> reporter: the palo alto fire marshal is trying to make this fire detector better. >> a photo electric alarm, uses a small beam of light and looks for reflections off of visible smoke parols particles in the air. so it's looking for smoke the way humans look at it. can i see it. >> reporter: he says that's what happened at this house fire two weeks ago. >> that fire was noticed by the occupants about 10 to 15 minutes before their alarm activated. >> we were lucky, we relevantly were lucky. >> reporter: lucky this neighbor says to have her home still standing after another fire scare. >> we were cooking soup and forgot about it. when we got home we realized it was burning. there was smoke, and it was so thick i was surprised the alarm didn't go off. >> reporter: photo electric alarms cost more about $15 compared to $10 compared to other alarms. developers in the pas
're walking down the street and you run into a piano and there are more just sitting there. maureen naylor has this report. >> reporter: a symphony of sounds is filling the air in the heart of silican valley. from rag times, to ratmononof. impromptu concerts are going on it's part of a project called play me, i'm yours. from this high school student to this homeless man. some curiously inspect the instrument, others show off their fancy finger work. others are playing the piano for the first time, all with cars and trains whizzing by. >> the intent was to put it in an area where people uld not talk to each other. >> i'm kind of a hermit. i don't know many people. but i play the piano and if people can sing, the better. >>> pianos will be up until september 21st, for a map of the locations go to ktvu.com. in san jose, maureen naylor. >>> vector control officials are issuing a warning about west nile virus after two dead animals tested positive for the disease. the virus has been found in a squirrel and raven last month. vector control is advising people to report dead birds and squirrels to
. maureen neigh lore was with him and what he promised people who live in that neighborhood. raw region. >> reporter: frank, governor schwarzenegger returned from his week long trip to arab yay he drove straight here down the street to the disaster zone. what is important is figuring out what went wrong. the governor was joined by state and local leaders this afternoon along with members of pg&e. >>> we don't know why, if there was something missing or a weak link or something, but that's why we have the whole area locked off and secured, the important thing is that something like this doesn't ever happen again. >> reporter: the governor viewed. >> amanda: of the devastated region and praised the quick response of emergency responders. >> i'm goin' down the street, got people running up the street, i have some burn victims, i'm getting snap shots of all the people's faces and the tractor. >> this san brown oh fire captain was one of the first on the scene that night. his voices one of those recorded on the dispatch tapes. >> let go a third alarm. we have multiple houses, extreme heat, p
appeal to the nine circuit court of a pales for a stay. is he set to be executed 12:01 wednesday. maureen naylor at san quentib with the latest. >> reporter: he is essentially asking a federal appeals court to halt his execution, which is a little less than 48 hours away. the first person in line to be executed in california's newly- renovated death chambers is this man, albert greenwood brown. he was sentenced to die for rape and murdering and this afternoon brown's lawyers filed court papers appealing a judge's ruling yesterday, which allows his execution to move forward. >> i think there is a very good chance that execution may happen on wednesday night. >> reporter: this is a professor of law from santa clara university and says the ninth circuit court of pales will considerate case. >> even if the ninth circuit tries to stop it, the supreme court may intervene and say the execution could go forward. >> reporter: brown declined to meet a deadline to choose between one-drug or three-drug option. >> there are so many unanswered questions. >> reporter: one of those questions surround
smelling natural gas. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in oakland an actual gas leak forced the evacuation of several buildings today. pg & e says a cable company working in the area punctured a pipeline. in just a short time ago, pg & e said that ruptured line has been capped. no injuries were reported. >>> the first of several services to remember those who died in last week's pipeline explosion is tonight. a rosary service will begin in just an hour for jaqueline and janessa gray. a funeral will be held tomorrow morning at st. cecilia church. >>> for those who were burned in the san bruno pipeline explosion the road to recovery could take months or in some cases even years. today the doctors treating those at the st. francis burn unit discussed their recovery. we also heard from a woman who spent two months in the burn unit after being injured when a pg & e underground vault exploded right under her. >> i had to learn how to walk again, i had to learn how to use my hands and range of motion. i had to learn how to really speak. >> reporter: at least seven people are still
with maureen naylor and the latest on the investigation. maureen? >> reporter: gasia, we want to give you a bit of good news. the missing number is at three. the death toll, four people. behind me we're waiting for a press conference from the ntsb. it will begin any moment. we'll carry that life -- live. the ntsb has been on scene all day and we'll find out what they found out today. pg&e announced today it's creating a $100 million fund to restore the town. it says starting friday we'll begin to give residents a $50,000 check per household. >> we will not be asking them to sign any releases when they it doesn't prohibit them from filing any other claims. >> reporter: money that could help this resident who says her home has smoke and water damage. >> the water was in my carpet. yeah. it was like a crazy moment. we didn't know what to do. >> reporter: pg&e today gave the city of san bruno a check for $3 million. the mayor says the city is still tallying the overtime and the cost to infrastructure. >> i believe their commitment in good faith to at least help people out that need money right now.
area this afternoon, lawyer maureen neigh lore was with the governor. >> fresh off his trip to asia he came straight to this neighborhood. he praised the quick response of emergency crews and vowed this will be a transparent investigation. with a cold wind blowing the governor made his first visit to the devastated san brown oh neighborhood. the 167-foot-long crater remained fenced in behind him while the governor was briefed by the ntsb. >> it was the fault of somebody or a problem or something that has not been maintained, or whatever it may be, you will know. there is no hiding of information. i can guarantee you that. >> reporter: today, pairs of ntsb investigators start going door e homes surrounding the blast. the governor said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims who own homes like this, and that's what that looked like today. >> my understanding was when the explosion first hit, it blew her out a window. >>> >> this elderly man says his elderly anyone doesn't make him sound easy. >> in his own way, this was something maybe a tragedy waiting to happen. >> rep
highway will 84 to route 37 but for a price. maureen naylor joins us with the story. the signs are in place tonight. you can see part of the express way from where we are standing. seven hours from now north carolina's first toll lane will officially open. but carpoolers need to take precautions to make sure they are not charged unnecessarily. >> last-minute computer tests were underway this evening on new sensors along southbound 680 in fremont starting at 5:00 tomorrow morning, the system will give solo drivers the option to pay to drive with carpoolers in this express lane. marked off with double white lines. >> i think i would be willing to pay money as a single driver to drive on the express lane. >> why? >> because it will get me where i need to go faster. >> it is stupid because it is a lane that is already there that the taxpayers already paid for. so why make us pay more to just drive on it. >> the toll lane starts at highway 84 and stretches 14 miles stretch to highway north. here is how it works. you enter the express lane at certain points. on weekdays between 5:00
recovery, this comes after a lot of disaster. maureen naylor is live in san bruno with more. >> reporter: we have seen a lot of the devastation zone. behind me, you can see this heavy equipment was brought in. that was just brought in today to start the cleanup, official cleanup process for the neighborhood tomorrow. 37 homes here were destroyed. work on three of them begins tomorrow. workers in riot gear hosed down to clean up toxicity. >> we were hoping to start today. the site is not ready unless we can do it 100% correct, we're not gonna do it. >> reporter: some damaged cars were removed but those completely charred won't be taken away until tomorrow. crews will had use these devices to check air quality. >> this will monitor any fugitive dust or emissions coming off the site and we'll be able to collect them and find out if there's anything truly hazardous. >> while the cleanup preparations were underway, this resident was at a nearby gymnasium talking with his health representative. he says his biggest concern is his roommate who was severely injured. >> he had like 75% burn. he's
ktvus. maureen nailor live in fremont. >> reporter: a hot day turned into a warm night here in fremont it was a high of 92. right now it is roughly 75 to 78 degrees. many were out enjoying the heat after the sun went down. the fountains downtown san jose were busy with children. after the sunset temperature hovered around 9 a degrees. >> let's go, get down. >> reporter: the warm weather didn't deter this group of students from san jose university. >> intense. definitely intense but more and more intense it is the better for us. >> reporter: better because the group is practicing for an upcoming club competition in fullerton where it was a record 112 degrees. >> prepares us for where we are going downtown. hotter it is the better for us. >> reporter: it was 96 degrees in san jose 1 degree short of the record set in 1958. firefighters took extra precautions a rehab unit was brought in to provide water and shade for firefighters on this call, who wiretap 50 pounds of equipment. >>> the temperatures take a toll on the firefighters we need the extra staffing and also respond, a lot of crews
. maureen naylor is live in sunnyvale with our report. >> reporter: frank, nasa had to approve the new part of the san francisco bay trail. it's a crucial part you mentioned -- mentioned. >> ready? >> ready, set, go! [ cheers ] >> with a pair of bolt leaders leaders cut the gate to a trail extension and runs through moffett field. the joy was apparent among the first bicyclists on the route, including this father who says he's waited years for this day. >> i live in morgan hill. i drove up here to sunnyvale. i rode my bike to get here. so i'm pretty excited. >> the new stretch is part of an effort to create a 500-mile long trail. the section means cyclists will no longer have to cross highway 101 to bike from sunnyvale to mountain vail. today we just closed what may seem like a small segment, 2.5 miles. but it closes a 26-mile continuous stretch of trail, so people can ride from san jose to palo alto. it was most frankly a bureaucratic nightmare because there's so many agencies that had to cooperate but they did. >> reporter: hargo donated the land a key connector between google. >> there's
bruno -- maureen. >> we're live at city hall where a special council meeting is on its way. there's only one thing on the agenda and that's to approve a disaster area. it is very clear to be the that nerves are heightened around the bay area. >> we're going to take shelter in place. >> reporter: fear and panic set in this morning after parents reported smelling gas at this elementary school, less than a mile from the san bruno explosion. >> the school staff contacted pg & e on pg & e's assessment and recommendation they said we should evacuate the student body and staff. >> reporter: the 500 students at portola elementary school were taken out of classrooms and taken away in school buses. >> we got our folks out here, the first thing they did was check the meter. they found there was no leak at the gas meter. >> classes were cancelled for the day. parents were visibly shaken as they picked up their children. >> a feeling for our safety whenever they smell a gas leak that we immediately react on it. so i think it's pretty good for a safety precaution. >> reporter: the áf at the de
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